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to recommend new laws and executive orders. mr. obama pointed to assault rifles like the one used in the sandy hook attack to access to mental health care and to what he called a culture of that glorifies violence. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, gun control has never been an obama administration priority. it is now, and the clock is ticking on vice president joe biden's gun violence task force. mr. obama wants to announce new initiatives before his state of the union address in late january. >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts. >> reporter: after congresswoman gabrielle giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theater the president offered up words but little else
, lieutenant paul vance. lieutenant, thank you so much for finding time for us. you said something yesterday that you thought the search of the various crime scenes had been successful, and you might have found something that would help us understand the why and the how of this. what can you tell us about that? >> well, i can tell you, certainly, the major crime detectives of the state police have been working continuously since this tragedy unfolded, searching not only the initial crime scene at the school, but a secondary crime scene that we also discovered during the investigation. investigators have executed a number of search warrants and many, many different locations, and i can't detail what's been recovered, but i can tell you that a significant amount of evidence has been recovered and is being cataloged and processed that will certainly assist us in this investigation. >> schieffer: well, do you have any better idea today, even if you can't tell us of the details why, of why this person did this? >> i don't know that we can answer that question just yet. there's an immense amount o
of your computer. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook shows us it's all ready working. >> before today folks at home had to wait to see surveillance video crimes on the local news. now the sfpd wants the public to become crime fighters by using a new feature on their website. >> take a look at this. surveillance video of a violent robbery on polk street in the tenderloin. >> he approaches the victim and begins to stun him with a stun gun. >> the guy goes on to shock the victim multiple times. he even shoved him up against a fence and shocked him one last time before taking his cell phone. >> ever been robbed? >> we showed a picture of the suspect to leon medley. >> i've seen this guy around the neighborhood. it's not like he's not known. >> he lives near the crime scene and says the suspect is a regular around the neighborhood. >> i see him once or twice a week in front of my house. >> we've had a total of 1700 cell phone robberies. >> the kind of reaction sfpd is hoping for with the line up. showing surveillance video from cold cases along with descriptions of the crime and the suspect. and
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you tell us? >> reporter: no reports of damage or injury. it's still way too early. we have a tsunami warning. the tide is about three feet or two meters or one meter, i should say. very interesting, this time the warnings came very fast and furious. the announcer was yelling at people to get to higher ground. big difference this year. >> we were watching in our newsroom as the alerts came in. what did you feel, what did you experience there? was it anything noticeable? >> i was talking to someone on the phone and she said she should get off the phone, this is a big one. my windows were rattling. my pictures, i thought i was going to have to grab them before they fell off. fortunately they didn't. a much more powerful earthquake than we're used to. >> early indications, are you seeing people taking this seriously? what has the response been from people? >> you know, tokyo, again we're pretty far away from the area where the tsunami and the major magnitude was felt this time around but i don't think anyone is fooling around this time. people are very serious about getting to higher gro
state in the nation has legalized marijuana for recreational use, leaving cops and citizens with lots of questions. john blackstone clears the air. and what town has the winningest football team in the nation? wyatt andrews takes us to a community on hard times now riding high. >> one, two, three. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported orte the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that country for more than a year and a half. oesident obama said the use of these weapons of mass bestruction would be totally unacceptable. well, tonight, david has new intelligence to report, and we have three stories on the breaking news in syria. we'll start with martin at the pentagon. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence so far has not detected any emgns syria is loading chemical weapons on to aircraft, but defense secretary pane
them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average of 35,000 stops so that's probably the most contributing factor i can point to. >> reporter:
in america. it is now the grief-stricken home of the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. 28 people are dead, including the shooter. late today, connecticut's chief medical examiner, wayne carver, reported that the autopsies on all the children are now complete. all 20 of them were shot more than once by 20-year-old adam lanza. police have also released the names of those killed, eight boys, 12 girls, between the ages of 6 and 7. all were first graders. six adults at the school were also murdered, and investigators say they now have some very good evidence explaining what wasde . we have a team of cbs news correspondents and producers on this still-developing story. we begin with margaret brennan here in newtown. >> reporter: gflg, jim. and the bodies of those 12 girls, eight boys, and six adult women killed right here in the sandy hook shooting yesterday are being returned to their families tonight, more than 24 hour after the brutal mass six-year-old emilie parker and jesse lewis. tomorrow, the medical examiner will conduct autopsies on adam lanza and his mother. and the fa
of a hallway. he duckd from view. the officers heard a final volley of shots. lanza had used one of the handguns to take his own life. a.t.f. officials now tell us lanza and his mother went shooting together at various ranges over the past several years but, scott, they still don't know if adam lanza practiced in recent weeks. >> pelley: bob, you mentioned there was a fourth gun. do the investigators have a theory on what he intended to do with that? >> that fourth gun was a shotgun capable of carrying a large drum of ammunition. lanza left it behind in the car's truck. police say they're not sure what he intended to do it with but it suggests maybe he was thinking of a broader attack. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. we asked correspondent seth doane to talk to people who could paint a broader picture of adam lanza. >> reporter: what kind of kid was adam lanza as a classmate. >> just quiet. >> reporter: this girl remembers adam lanza from german class. >> on one side he did something unspeakable, on the other, that's not how i remember him. i remember him as the nice kid that i
appears increasingly on the defensive against rebel forces which according to israel's ambassador to the u.s. include a growing number of radical islamist. >> the jihadi presence is big and getting bigger. and the longer the conflict goes on there, the bigger it will get. >> the jihadies are an offshoot of al qaeda in iraq which ones fought a no holds bar battle against american troops. according to jeffrey white a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they give the rebels a combat edge. they are quite willing to die, and they fight on all key fronts. they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: with the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases like this where chemical weapons are stored has detected evidence the assad regime may be preparing to use them in a last ditch attempt to save itself, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. worst-case scenarios are threatening to bec
for something like this? it's just beyond anyone's expectations. it has rocked us all to the core. it's everyone's worst nightmare. >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practic
. >> a therapy already used with adults shows promise in treating children with advanced leukemia. this young girl shares her experience. >> and holiday return. >> it's my pleasure to return this to you. >> jeff: tony guida watches as a famous hotel welcomes back long missing items, no questions asked. >> this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. syrian rebels tonight are ramping up their adult-- assault on damascus and a legalo the country's largest city. the u.n. peace envoy met with u.n. and russian diplomats trying to broker a cease-fire. at the same time there is growing concern tonight over al qaeda's influence in the rebel ranks. david martin is at the pentagon. >> reporter: video said to show the aftermath of a syrian air strike provides graphic evidence of a life-and-death battle which high level diplomats say is bad and getting worse. despite its air power the assad regime appears increasingly on the defensive against rebel forces which according to israel's ambassador to the u.s. include a growing number of rad
. next clean-up. excavators are used to clear debris. also road closures. detours are in place and no residents will be isolated. finally, coming up with a plan to fix that hole. >> it takes some really solid civil engineering and then a lot of money. >> reporter: any idea on the number? >> no idea. i'm -- i'm betting it will be in the 6 figures. >> reporter: it will be a while before this road reopens. i spoke with one of the contractors and he told me it can take months before that sinkhole is repaired. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> this was the russian river in guerneville where residents were cautiously watching water levels rise there. the river peaked at 27.5 feet this morning, 5 feet under flood stage. the highest recorded flooding in guerneville occurred back in 1986 when the river reached 49 feet. >>> a marin county school suffered significant flooding from the weekend storm. classes at white hill middle school in fairfax are canceled today while crews clear rainwater and mud from classrooms, offices and even the library. school administrators will meet
is that these guys cheated the game. >> and rapper at risk-- kelly cobiella introduces us to an afghan singer who risks her life every time she takes the stage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening. i'm rebecca jarvis. people in northern california just can't catch a break. the third big storm in four days is baring down on the region tonight. rivers in the area have a history of dangerous flash flooding as those who live along their banks know all too well. carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: the ground is soaked, creeks are full and rivers are on the rise. >> i've never seen it that high even during the spring. >> reporter: a storm drain near sacramento wasn't cleared fast enough to save the home of michael jimenez. in california's wine country, when the water gets this high along the russian river, people get worried. >> it's happened so many timeses and it does come, like, clockwork. >> reporter: victoria daly and her family know how dangerous this water can be. the russian river has seen severe flooding in the past. the worst in 1986, when th
two guys hi and by all the time. >> reporter: they didn't live there. this house was used for one thing only, to grow pot. police discovered what they believe to be an illegal grow around 3 a.m. when responding to a burglary call. when officers arrived they didn't find any burglars but found inside roughly 300 marijuana plants. >> you had lighting equipment in the individual rooms. you had wiring throughout. you had fertilizer, you know, just the typical items would you use to grow marijuana. >> reporter: the street value of the plants around $125,000. >> somebody who was operating this home was -- knew what they were doing. >> reporter: police will now search county records to find out who owns the house and if the suspects were renting. they face felony charges. in san jose, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> the father of oakland raiders head coach dennis allen has died. allen had been away from the team since sunday to be with his father in the dallas area. we are told 66-year-old grady allen died last night from heart complications. he was a linebacker for the falcons from 1968 t
to a suspect in the attempted shooting of a u.s. marine. live from cupertino, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> not far away but completely unrelated a cupertino preschool was locked down while police searched for a wanted man. the lockdown at good samaritan preschool on homestead road was just a precaution and kids were never in danger. police are saying little about the suspect except he is wanted for a crime committed in neighboring sunnyvale. ed. >>> in the wake of the tragedy in newtown, president obama is demanding immediate and specific strategies to curb gun violence. and he is promising that this time washington won't just talk about it. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on his call to action. >> reporter: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, m
into the cooler, got all of the employees in the cooler, and it came right over us. >> it blew the roofs off of homes, and on this christmas day, not even a house of worship was safe. the front wall was torn off. >> look at that tornado. >> across much of the south, many spent christmas in the dark as twisters came through. >>> tornado winds in mississippi damaged homes, and two men were killed from falling trees. >> it's a mess. >> as a funnel cloud came from mobile joe michael love shot this video from his home. >> what was that? >> that's transformers. >> i'm at my son's high school it's pretty destroyed. all of the portable classrooms are gone. >> reporter: and no serious injuries reported here but it is daylight and crews are now back out assessing the situation. >> thank you, the rough weather is affecting travel across the country. more than 500 flights were cancels onled on christmas day. tiffany wilson is in oxford ohio. the snow started falling around 5:00 this morning, you see the blows have just gone through, we have a couple inches of snow blizzard like condit
gave syria a warning asis morning at the use of s the al weapons. as margaret brenner reports, the eecretary raised the possibility of a larger role for the united >> rep states. >> reporter: during a stop here in prague, secretary of state issued a stern warning to bashar al assad not to use chemical weapons. ta she said the u.s. is planning to take action if there is credible evidence of a threat. she did not say whether there that woinformation that would suggest an attack is imminent. theire reiterated, chemical heapons are a red line for the ed statstates. >> i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do hatthe event of credible evidence that the assad regime hemicalorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. >> reporter: the international community has failed to peop intervene in the conflict that as killed nearly 38,000 syrians since the uprising began. e are ds this morning," margaret brennan, prague. >>> in japan this morning at least nine people are dead after it's unclof a highway tunnel collapsed. it's unclear why those massive concrete
school and they tell us it will reopen tomorrow. >>> more than 1500 pg&e customers don't have power tonight. strong winds knocked down trees and power lines. crews restored electricity to 99% of those affected. right now more than 2700 customers are without power. >> i just got back from marin county. we had the same problem there. a lot of trees coming down. we have that picked up so i'm back at my regular yard out of antioch. >> pg&e hopes to have power restored to everyone by tomorrow morning. >>> and we are not out of the woods yet. chief meteorologist paul deanno with the next system coming in and new text nothing that will help us better understand the storms. >> perfect timing from the weather. we'll have more on that in a second. let's look at the rainfall that we received. we got a month's worth of rainfall, a december's worth of rainfall, in san francisco, in just five days. we averaged 4.0" in december and we received 4.08." other areas napa 10" of rain, kentfield nearly 10." 7.5" for danville. not completely rain-free. it's not going to be a flood producer. it's not goin
. cate cauguiran tells us a tsunami warning has been lifted. >> originally authorities issued a warning a tsunami two meters high could hit the coast. thankfully this quake is nothing compared to the one last year. the tsunami was listed two hours after it hit. some roads were closed and rail services were suspended in the area. one city reported a 1 meter tsunami. there was no initial reports of damage. taking a look at the video you can see it caused continuous shaking in some areas. buildings in tokyo were reportedly swaying for several minutes. this rattled nerves in a nation still recovering from the devastating earthquake in march 2011. miagi was one of the areas that suffered the worst destruction. that quake triggered fuel melt downs at the nuclear plant. 60 people died and cars, boats and homes were swept away . regarding this quake, tokyo electric power says there are no problems at any o of the nuclear plants. reporting live in the news room cate cauguiran cbs 5. >>> how about our weather, got the weekend you said that earlier. that is just a great word. weekend, don't you th
: the preferred financial institution of drug cartels and money launders. that is a quote today in a u.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year per
tara mergener shows us, the deal they're thinking about now takes the can down the road again. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell left the capitol tight lipped and smiling after working behind closed doors to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. >> need progress today, sir? >> reporter: he and harry reid are working on scaled-down agreement that focuses on avoiding a middle-class tax hike. the plan is to present it to the full senate for a vote on sunday and send it to the house and hoax john boehner was at the capitol and left with no comment. both sides remain at odds over the democrat's insistence that the wealthy pay more in taxes. >> the president's tax hook would only fund the government for eight days. americans deserve to know what is the president -- what does the president propose we do for the other 357 days of the year. >> reporter: president obama insists his plan on the table is fair and includes plenty of cuts to government spending. >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: if sunday's negotiations
was no match for the weekend storm siege. mark sayer shows us it maybe a mess. >> reporter: crews are working around the clock to try to stabilize this 80 sink hole along lafayette creek. east bay mud crews using heavy equipment work into the night to repair two water lines damaged in the wash out. it's all too real for resident joyce when she walked over and looked out from her side yard. her yard looks directly on to the open trench and the exposed pipes. >> i felt very sad. all our lives is just -- we just have this house. and everything you worry about it. >> city officials believe debris blocked a drainage underneath mountain view drive at about 8:30 and water over ran the road and simply washed it away. water gas and sewer lines running underneath the pavement were all damaged. steven says repairs will not be easy. will not be cheap. and will not be fast. >> bottom shrine that there's going to be a hole in the ground here for a long time. and mountain view drive is going to be closed. >> and even with heavy equipment operating in the area some drivers are only now discovering at the la
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to identify them through video. one big clue in the case the cars used in the robberies were stolen and the three suspects were known car thieves. >> we knew who from past experience people stealing cars or problems in the past and surveillance was leading to names of people that were involved. >> reporter: the robbery started late year up until may of this year. investigators say they used weapons and threatening toll plaza employees. in total almost $6,000 was stolen. >> they were just basically approaching the toll plaza and demand money by use of force or showing a weapon or sometimes not and then just flee on i-80. >> reporter: as a result of the robberies, chp stepped up security at the toll plaza to protect employees and ultimately catch who is responsible. >> our primary focus was on the safety of the tolltakers as well as catching the robbers and the safety of all the citizens that use the bridge. >> reporter: we're told this is still an ongoing investigation. chp believes there could be other suspects out there and they say they will continue until all cases are solved. by
, and we are thinking about you here a lot, all of us, even though we're -- thinking about you here a lot, all of us, even though we're -- [ applause ] captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." students are going back to school today in newtown, connecticut, except for the boys and girls of sandy hook elementary. their new school in a nearby town is not ready yet. >> investigators are still trying to figure out what led to this massacre. jeff glor is in newtown, connecticut, where two young victims were laid to rest on monday. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: nor agood morning to you. we are one week away from christm christmas. here in connecticut, it will be a week full of funerals for the victims of friday's shooting. in connecticut on monday, the first two funerals were held for the victims of friday's shooting. 6-year-old noah pozner and 6-year-old jack pinto. the state's governor and lieutenant governor each attended one of the services. >> you try to feel their pain but you can't. you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate, knowing that they'll be i
to bashar al-assad the syrian dictator who is fighting a rebellion by his own people. assad has not used his chemical weapons, including nerve gas, but the possibility that he might threatens to pull the united states into that middle east conflict. here's how mr. obama put it. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command. the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> pelley: so why did the president say it today? david martin hat the pentagon has been talking to his sources. >> reporter: this is a commercial satellite photo of a syrian chemical weapons base. u.s. monitoring of roughly two dozen bases like this indicates the assad regime has begun preparing its chemical weapons for use. orders have been issued to bring together chemical ingredients which are normally stored separately for safety, but when combined form a deadly nerve agent sarin. throughout months of heavy fighting, intelligence ana
-- or do not used words like "curt," "frank" and "direct" meaning it was probably more gentle. also i'm told scott this is no longer a time for check-in phone calls between these two leaders. everything now is substantive about the underlying merit of what treasury secretary geithner. republicans believe this can be done through tax loopholes not raising rates on the wealthiest americans. >> pelley: we asked chip reid to visit with a family staring over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: sean and jody watson have four daughters ages five to 14 and know all too well the sacrifices and sleepless nights endured by middle-class families in a struggling economy. >> we don't go out to eat much. we don't spend-- we don't go to the movies much. >> we do a lot of thrift store shopping for my kids for clothes. >> reporter: shawn was unemployed for a year in washington state then two years ago he got a job as an accountant with the federal government so the family of six-- their savings depleted-- moved across the country to woodbridge, virginia. his salary of a little more than $70,000 is less than
for all of us, but especially up in the northeastern coast of japan, which has yet to rebuild since last year's tragedy. here in tokyo, the 7.3 magnitude earthquake rattled windows and shook walls for several minutes. buildings swayed but there were no immediate reports of damage or death. there were ten injuries. off the northeast coast. sirens blaired as officials issued immediate warnings for residents to escape to higher ground. >> translator: i'm all right now. >> reporter: japan's northeast coast was devastated by the march 2011 quake and tsunami that took 20,000 lives, set off the world's worst nuclear meltdown since chernobyl. workers at the fukushima nuclear plant were ordered to evacuate. they reported no irregularities. all tsunami warnings have since been lifted. in the wake of the march 2011 disaster, the state of japan's nearly 50 nuclear power plants remains very much unresolved. on december 16th, we'll have an election. the conservatives are likely to take power. and support nuclear power once again. that's likely to cause gridlock in the parliament, send demonstrators in
of us again. we're going to do everything we can to keep michigan competitive. >> reporter: economists say right-to-work laws do attract more business, but employees are paid less. there's a lot of disagreement over just how much of an impact right-to-work laws can have on a state's economy. in general, experts say so many factors go into a company's decision to expand or locate in a certain state that it's hard to point to right-to-work laws as an overriding factor. >> susan mcginnis, thank you very much. >>> to the fiscal cliff negotiations now. it is crunch time. with just three weeks before higher taxes and spending cuts kick in, negotiations are underway, but it's not known what if any progress is being made. speaking in michigan yesterday, the president said he's willing to compromise a little, but the gop wants to know specifics. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: president obama's campaign to steer clear of the fiscal cliff took him to a diesel engine plant outside detroit. >> congress doesn't act soon, meaning the next few weeks, starting on january 1, everybody's goin
school? why did he use such violence to kill the children? they are hoping to find some answers when they get a chance to talk to two of the staff members who survived the shooting. live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >>> randall, have investigators learned anything as to how adam lanza gained access to these high powered ammunition? >> reporter: we know that his mother obtained those weapons legally. they were applied for. she had to fill out a lot of paperwork to get them. we don't know whether she kept locked. we don't know whether he had permission to use them whenever he wanted to. we know she took him with her to shooting ranges several times over the course of the past several years. today we learned from investigators that both adam lanza and his mother had made visits to multiple gun ranges. so obviously, he was familiar with weapons with his mother's permission. whether he had access to those firearms, we can't say at this time. >> randall pinkston in newtown, connecticut, thank you. >>> schools throughout the bay area are reviewing their securi
. er're about to set a weather aycord. the government told us today that this year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded. owerar this year, the degreature in the lower 48 states is averaging 57 degrees, rmich is about three degrees above normal. wd the drought will go down as the second worst drought it, topped only by the dustbowl of the 1930s. a storm moving through the midwest is bringing some much- needed precipitation. chicago is just getting its first measurable snowfall. it's the latest in the year that that has ever happened. but the storm is making a mess of travel heading into the holidays, and dean reynolds is in the middle of it. >> reporter: traffic in the ns sest and great plains simply stopped cold. stranded on interstate trucker tracy martin spoke for many. >> once you're stuck, you're stuck. it's hard to get out. >> reporter: the snow took all autumn to fall, and when it did, it was blown by 50-mile-per-hour gusts into drifts two feet deep. hofoot fell in des moines. oten more is forecast in parts of wisconsin and michigan. whiteouts led to a pileup of 25
this morning, who joins us now. good evening, elaine. >> reporter: good evening to you, jim. well, police chief michael kehoe and captain joe rios arrived at sandy hook elementary within minutes of the call. >> we needed to break into the school to get in because the back doors are secured. >> reporter: how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet, and the halls were empty. chief kehoe searched sandy hook elementary room by room. >> with the rooms locked, that means the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children from danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> reporter: tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic observation on all parts because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> reporter: when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> reporter: did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> reporter: as a first responder, how do
is down to nothing. >> they can't fly us out of here until monday. >> it's really wet and heavy. >> a monster winter storm plows through the midwest. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled. >> and the timing couldn't be worse. today is going to be the busiest travel day of the holiday season. we're like please don't cancel our flights. >> tens of thousands without power. >> winter weather advisories in 12 states from the midwest to the northeast. >> i hope this stops soon. >>> republicans plan b to solve the fiscal cliff hanger the go an f. >> house speaker john boehner revealed the gop could not rally enough support within the party. >> have a merry christmas. >>> agents call one of the two inmates who escaped from the metropolitan correctional center in chicago on tuesday. [ bell toll ] >>> a moment of silence to mark one week since the mass shooting in newtown. has this rocked your faith in god? >> absolutely not but it's done something about my faith in human beings. >>> in exchange for $1 users can message people they don't know. the story got a lot
believe government is here to fix our streets, roads, and protect us, but they don't need to protect people from their jobs. >> three cheers for her. you at home who understand it's freedom, not central planning that gives us bette lives, that's our show. thanks for watching, i'm john stossel. ♪ ♪ ♪ gerri: hello, everyone, i am tracy byrnes and for gerri willis. it won't be long until more than $500 billion in tax hikes hit america's wallets. that isn't yours and mine. congress is out for held for a long weekend. john boehner skipping town. those sourcesay his meeting with the president failed to make any progress to avert the fiscal cliff. even if washington doesn't get its act together, there are steps you can take to lower your tax burden next year. you can empower yourself. in a moment, we are going to get advice from the founder and president of diverse financial consulting. it looks like congress will have no choice but to punt the fical cliff debate until next year. we have a guest from the cato institute. sequestration kicks in, maybe talked about? >> i certainly agree
negotiations they would like to lose another 71. so that's a large impact on us. >> reporter: shipping companies deny any outsourcing, they want to drop contract provision which would require hiring temporary workers even when there's no work for them. steven barry represents the employers. >> these employees have a guaranteed job for life. we have a no layoff clause. there's probably 25 million americans who are looking for work right now who wish they had a no layoff clause. >> reporter: to get these cranes and containers moving again, the nation's largest retailers' group has asked president obama t help end the strike. a 2002 labor dispute here ended only when president bush ordered the docks reopened after ten days, and that one, scott, cost the economy $15 billion. >> pelley: john, thank you. there is nothing stopping a pacific storm that is headed to the coast. this is a computer forecast that projects the density of moisture reaching from hawaii toward northern california. more than a foot of rain is predicted and mudslides are a danger. carter evans is in sacramento tonight.
of the mess. all muni lines are back on track. muni told us that this was caused by a power outage they had last night. the electrical problem happened as commuters were headed home. there was a blown transformer on van ness. >> it was damaged from water. >> computers were down in the subway. we waited and they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> reporter: the whole restoration is ahead of schedule. originally the n and j lines were supposed to be delayed this morning but when we spoke to a muni spokesman on the phone they say crews restored power about 1:30 this morning and find the electrical short in order to get all lines back and running before the big commute. now, they also had a lot more on their hands last night at church and market. muni dealt with another major problem. a woman in a wheelchair was hit by the f market line and taken to the hospital with life- threatening injuries. we don't know her condition this morning. police are investigating. as for what caused that electrical problem last night, originally muni thought it had something to do with storm damage. but t
francisco are firmly of the opinion that you would use your taser every 30 seconds. >> people are all fired up over the debate on tasers. we sat down with the top cop for more on the stun gun proposal. >> no sooner did the legislature go back in session than there is already talk about modifying the biggest tax law in the state. >> that affects all property owners, plus drones. we are talking about remote control airplanes with cameras on them and how they can help law enforcement and privacy advocates concerned. more on that. >> and more back and forth between the white house and republicans in congress showing no signs of letting up. >> yes , there are three weeks left until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. we have been talking about that for weeks now. we have more on the progress, or lack there of, in washington. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i am willing to find way to bring down the cost of health care without hurting
and protect shoppers inside. >> we had people at the mall within minutes. >> they just escorted us out, told us to keep low, women and children first, the whole standard procedure. >> police were armed and yelling at us to close the gate, so we closed gate. >> reporter: authorities say the gunman opened fire near the clackamas center mall just outside portland. they say he killed two people before turning the gun on himself. >> these things richardsonet supposed to happen. >> reporter: the mall is huge, 1.4 million square feet. because of its size, the sheriff's department says it will have to keep the mall closed today in order to do a thorough investigation. >> in a complete search we look in every closet, every room that we can get into, so it's going to be an exhaustive search. >> reporter: there are also hundreds of witnesses to interview. >> you get twen different people who saw the same incident, and they're going to given you ten different versions of it. we as law enforcement officers, our job is to collect that information and make it into a cohesive idea of what actually occurred.
the republican ranks. susan mcginnis starts us off this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. the two men met for less than an hour, and that's not an encouraging sign. neither of them spoke during the meeting but what we heard before and after is neither side is budging on their core decisions, this as time to make a deal grows shorter. house speaker john boehner made the short trip up pennsylvania avenue to the white house thursday to talk to president obama about the fiscal cliff. the tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in january 1st. they met for nearly an hour. both sides describe the discussion as frank. >> i think speaker boehner has a contentious caucus. >> the president wants to pretend that spending isn't a problem. that's why we don't have an agreement. >> president obama insists on raising taxes on the top 2% of earners, but even he recognizes that's a tough sell. >> the idea of not raising taxes has become sort of a religion for a lot of members of the republican party. >> speaker boehner accuses the president of dragging out negotiations. >> unfort
, cranking up the high definition doppler for us. what do you see? >> you can see the hearts content tonight, but not a single echo. the rain will be too far north at this point. and at this point we could exhale a bit. because the storm will be nothing like what we have over the weekend. it will be wet. and mostly by tomorrow evening that is over the bay area. but that storm that will be winding up, the low pressure is too far to the north as they do have moisture and they will increase the clouds tomorrow. rain will begin on the snow --snow hoe mental anguish area. but they don't look like too much. dry by christmas morning. it will not be a repeat of the weekend. the models are suggesting maybe about half an inch of rain from this and it will be windy, but not nearly as windy as it was over the past weekend. and so now it will be nice if we didn't have all of the rain that will be coming with us on this one. >> yes, you got it. >> thank you. >>> and tonight dozens of former prison inmates are enjoying a christmas gift from the governor. he signed the pardons for people whose crimes range
. >> this used to be a really big- - as you can see by the size of the slab, used to be a huge feed store. it wasn't a weak building at all. it was a well-built building, and it just-- you see what it did to it. it's amazing. >> reporter: emergency personnel here got some much-needed help from the indiana national guard today. troops were deployed here to help check on stranded motorists and check on shut-ins. jim? >> axelrod: troy kehoe in bloomington, indiana, for us, thank you. david bernard is the chief meteorologist at our cbs station in miami. he's following the storm system. david, as the storm tracks north, who has the most to worry about? >> well, there is a lot of real estate to cover, jim. let's start by looking at the satellite and radar combined this evening, and we have a big shield of snow this afternoon covering areas from detroit to cleveland, right through northern pennsylvania, now pushing into western portions of new york. south of there, all along the i- 95 corridor through new york and philly and d.c. and south of there, very heavy rain occurring this evening, and th
. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> president owe obama is heading to west virginia today to meet with a family that will feel the impact if the country goes over the fiscal cliff. groups are holding rallies on capitol hill demanding that congress and the. reach a deal. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: lawmakers are getting an earful about why they need to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. >> you've got to nail this down. uncertainty is killing us. >> reporter: top economists came to capitol hill thursday to talk about the impact of tax increases and government spending cuts on the middle class. president obama and house speaker john baner -- john boehner spoke wednesday but publicly are holding firm on their positions. it's made clear the country could go over the cliff if congress fails to come to a agreement. the standoff and the country's skyrocketing debt concerned ryan ryan, so much so that he's the guy in the suit dancing gangnam style with former senator alan simpson. the can kicks back is working to get young people back to fixing
now. cbs has learned that the u.s. has discovered they have prepared chemical weapons that could potentially beused against the opposition. right now there are no indications that any of those chemicals could be fixed on military aircraft. meanwhile the obama administration says essentially countries in the middle east have offered asylum to assad and his family. assad has repeatedly said he will not leave syria. the u.s. said he will be accountable for the battle against the syria people. >>> overnight the political turmoil in egypt has turned deadly. they have been secured to security the presidential palace. state tv says at least five people and supporters were killed when they fought in front of the presidential palace in cairo. the army used tanks and troops to control the situation. >>> software guru john mcafee spent the night in a guatemalan jail. he was arrested yesterday for entering the country illegally. he said he crossed the border from belize to seek asylum. he's wanted there for questioning in a murder. mcafee had been on the run for weeks. bee good shah bad repo
the use of chemical weapons by syrian forces. >> if that gas discharged it will only take one minute to kill tens of thousands of people. >> i would not put it past assad to use this weapon. that's the kind of regime he has been leading. >> where are they taking you, john? >> to jail. >> under arrest in guatemala for entering the country illegally. >> police would like to question him in belize after his neighbor found dead. >> is your administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. >> negotiations are still up in the air. most lawmakers have gone home for the long weekend. >> i'll be here and i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >>> duchess of cambridge has left hospital. she was being treated for severe morning sickness. how are you feeling this morning, kate? >> as of today, possession of small amounts of marijuana become legal in the state of washington. >> it feels so good. >>> nominees for the grammy awards, top contenders include kanye west and jay-z. >>> kobe b
is dramatically less than what it used to be. so as the future goes forward it's going to be more and more difficult to hire people to come from other places to work here. there will always be that group of people who live here or want to be comes here. but we have fewer people coming to us than we used to. >> reporter: the 44 officers currently in the san jose police academy won't be ready to patrol the streets on their own until july. another academy is starting in april but those officers won't be ready for the streets until january of 2014. the problem is the department needs them right now. live from san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> we're learning more tonight about how two people ended up bound and gagged and dumped in the middle of the san francisco street. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is at the murder scene with information on the aliases some of the suspects went by. >> reporter: we're in the 3700 block of san bruno and in this home here behind me, this is where two of the women who were arrested happen to live. it's also the place where two men ganged up on the male victim and two
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